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by exottoyuhr
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:18 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0808: "The Economic Argument"
Replies: 558
Views: 94746

Re: 0808: The Economic Argument

http://www.theamericanscholar.org/the-dowser-dilemma/ -- Randall's leaving out the shame factor (and the true-disbeliever factor).
by exottoyuhr
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0693: "Children's Fantasy"
Replies: 139
Views: 34843

Re: "Children's Fantasy" Discussion

That stung. Fanfiction is one thing, but fanfiction that attempts to override the elaborate back-story already carefully constructed by the original author over his entire lifetime is an evil that even I can't bear. :evil: As a worse geek who has read and enjoyed the Silmarillion and the various re...
by exottoyuhr
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0693: "Children's Fantasy"
Replies: 139
Views: 34843

Re: "Children's Fantasy" Discussion

I have done pretty much the same thing as I read fantasy stories. I remember as I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I was trying to figure out how the various magic worked, and I actually made up an elaborate back-story about how all the so-called magic was really lost-and-recovered technology fr...
by exottoyuhr
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0693: "Children's Fantasy"
Replies: 139
Views: 34843

Re: "Children's Fantasy" Discussion

Good point. Some people just aren't happy anywhere. :)
by exottoyuhr
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0693: "Children's Fantasy"
Replies: 139
Views: 34843

For your consideration...

* There are very few things which C.S. Lewis and H.P. Lovecraft agree on, but this comic's problem is one of them. Lovecraft has a story about a man who encounters the Dreamlands and subsequently degenerates into hobo-hood in America, while moving up to monarchy in the other world; eventually he die...

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